Tyler Prince


ARLINGTON, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) report that a Carlisle County man has been indicted for Murder after an investigation by KSP Post 1, Mayfield.  On Wednesday, January 10, Tyler Prince called 9-1-1 to request an ambulance for his mother, Jessica Gerth.

Prince reported that Gerth had fallen in the home and needed medical attention. 

Upon arriving at Mercy Health Paducah, physicians observed multiple injuries to Gerth’s body which appeared to be inconsistent with a fall.  Injuries to Gerth were so severe that she was transported to a Tennessee trauma center and listed to be in critical condition.

Due to the suspicious circumstances, Kentucky State Police was contacted and began investigating the incident. The investigation included interviews of other members of Gerth’s household.

As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Tyler Prince was charged with:

  • Assault 1st Degree (Domestic Violence)

This individual was lodged in the Ballard County Jail.

On Friday, January 12, Kentucky State Police investigators were notified that Jessica Gerth’s condition had quickly deteriorated, and she had succumbed to her injures. 

As a result, Tyler Prince was also charged with:

  • Murder (Domestic Violence)

On Thursday, January 18, a Kentucky State Police detective testified before a Carlisle County Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury voted to indict Tyler Prince for both charges of:

  • Assault 1st Degree and Murder

He remained lodged in the Ballard County Jail.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Ballard County Jail.

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